How to Drive Safe by Preventing a Tire Blowout

Driving is a luxury and a privilege that we at Lute Riley Honda want you to enjoy for a long time to come. In order to be safe on the road, it's imperative that you take proper safety precautions and keep your vehicle properly maintained, and care for your car's tires is crucial to road safety.

Tire blowouts can be a frightening experience, especially when you're traveling at high rates of speed, but many blowouts can be prevented simply by following a few maintenance and driving tips. Here are three tips to help prevent a tire blowout.

  1. Maintain correct air pressure to ensure your tires inflated to the required PSI. Tires that are underinflated have to work harder and can overheat, which can lead to a blowout.
  2. Have your tires inspected and rotated on a regular basis. Replace worn or damaged tires right away. Tires should be replaced on a regular schedule even if they don't appear to be worn or distressed.
  3. When traveling with passengers or equipment, don't overload your vehicle with too much weight. Don't exceed the manufacturers' recommended weight limit. Make several trips if necessary when moving furniture, appliances, or large numbers of passengers.
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